What is that dark area under my toenail?

A dark area under the toenail, which comes on suddenly, can be a result of some trauma or pressure to the nail causing some bleeding to occur.  This will look like a dark area under the nail.  If there is a lot of bleeding, there can be significant pain due to the pressure building up.  Relieving the pressure can decrease the pain.  One may become more susceptible to developing a fungal toenail as a result of the bleeding.

 

If you noticed a dark area under your toenail which has caused you pain and are not able to wear shoes, come see us for relief.  We are just a phone call away at (760) 568-0108 or contact us for an appointment thru the website.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle